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Q: Printer and printer service issue

Hi all. Sorry if this is in the wrong place, but I did not see a dedicated printer sub-forum, and I didn't see a search link either. Why no search?

Anyway, I have Vista Ult 64 SP1 on one or my machines. I have an HP Photosmart printer, and it works fine. Here are two things I have Qs about:

1) I do not see the printer in the D.M. Shouldn't it be there?

2) When I boot the computer, spoolsv.exe is running (as it should be) but the mem usage is very high - almost 11,000k. If I go to services.msc, switch the service to disabled, stop the service, switch it back to auto and then start it, the spoolsv.exe mem usage is at 1,200k. When I reboot, the mem usage reverts back to 11,000k. There are no jobs in the print que (that I can see), so I am wondering why it is so high when I boot.

Thanks in advance.

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A: Printer and printer service issue

Hi,

I'm not sure but my service is at 16k & then drops to less than 1k.

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I have an HP OfficeJet G55, and just recently installed Service Pack 2, now when I power down my printer while in Windows then turn it back on, its not detected by windows again until next reboot.. I even try adding and deleting it it, but it still wont detect it until I reboot! Is this an issue with all plug and play devices or what? I need some help here.. suggestions or workarounds? thx!!

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Good day,

Basic info first:
-Laptop Toshiba Satellite
-Windows XP Professional SP3
-Printer 1 connected with USB cable to laptop when needed
- Printer 2 cute PDF writer

All of a sudden my printers are gone from my 'available printers list' this is both my Epson and my CutePDF. When I try to install CutePDF again it says:
- Install Cute PDF Writer Failed. Error -101
- Please restart the Print Spooler Services on your system and try again.

When I go to System Services Print Spooler is Started and Automatic
Checked Dependencies (Remote procedure Call RPC) and they are also started and automatic (same for Remote Procedure Call Locator)

I did some searching on internet and most posts/info I find is about restarting Printer Spool or to check dependencies are started/automatic and none of those fix the issue, not even after a reboot.

I then checked if CutePDF was actually still installed in the add/remove hardware section. CutePDF is there but when I try to uninstall it it gives me another failure error:
Unistall CutePDF failed (err-202) then I get the "please restart spooler....." message again, but when I check services the print spooler is started and automatic.

At wits end anyone know what the heck is doing on?

thanks
Ren
 

A:Solved: Printer Service Issue - Not started msg while it is running

I noticed this post : http://forums.techguy.org/windows-xp/998760-solved-print-spooler-keeps-stopping-2.html

And the solution by ERIC01 solved it.

Excellent job Eric, thank you
 

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My new windows 7 computer is a dell package from staples. It's an Inspiron 660, 3 ghz, 4 megs ram, 64 bit, intel pentium processor. It's running Windows 7 Home edition. It's on a 'workgroup' network with two xp machines, one of which shares data files that reside on the win7 machine.

My usb receipt printer is an Epson tm-u220D. This printer is not plug and play, so the driver had to be downloaded and force fed. No problem there really; after a few tries we got the printer to print a test page and the accounting software (Bottom Line Accounting) seems to recognize it fine.

This setup is used as the cash register in a retail store, and prints receipts for customers on paper rolls.

Here is the minor glitchy problem - when we print a receipt it prints fine, but then we can see the red error light on the printer start flashing, and the next receipt won't print until we switch the printer off and back on. Also we see a local downlevel document in the queue that goes away in about a half minute whether we turn the printer off or not, and it instantly disappears if we do turn it off.

It's gonna be a pain to switch the printer off and back on between every two customers.

Surely there is an easy fix for this problem - any printer experts out there? Thanks in advance!

A:Printer issue w win7 and usb receipt printer, local downlevel doc ?

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Hello i Have the above problem while I try to share a printer on a domain network.
My windows firewall (localy) is also damage, is that the problem that I have to solve first?

Windows 8  - cannot share a printer error message appears "[Window Title] Printer Properties  [Main Instruction] Printer settings could not be saved.  There are no more endpoints available from the endpoint mapper.   [OK]

A:Windows 8 - cannot share a printer error message appears "[Window Title] Printer Properties [Main Instruction] Printer settings could not be saved. There are no more endpoints available from the endpoint mapper. [OK]

You may need to reinstall the printer. Remove the printer driver from Control Panel\Programs and Features, then add the printer from Devices and Printers.

Please note that if the printer driver is not in the list in Devices and Printers, I suspect that the printer is currently not compatible with Windows 8. In this case I suggest you contact the printer manfuacturer for more information.
Please remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ?

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hello dear sir
I have the problem with my printers in my office . the printers are HP laser jet 1300 and 2035.
my problems is : After I print a document , printer does not stop and printing white papers until I stop print service or power down the printer.
whenI push ctrl+p  to print ,
some files like shockwave.shd appears in this address." c:\windows\system 32\spooler\printers". and these files never vanished unless i stop the print spooler.
I know that  : The following briefly describes the purpose
of SPL, SHD, and TMP files:

SPL files are the actual spool (print job) files.

TMP files are usually associated with LPR print jobs.

SHD files provide information about which printer the print job was sent to and from
whom the print job came. An SHD file is a "shadow" file that keeps track of what logical printer a (same number) xxxxx.spl file goes to. It also contains the file's order in the queue, the user who sent the file to the printer, and other information.
These files are usually deleted unless the logical printer settings state otherwise.
but these files  never vanished and untils these file were removed manually ,
printer cant print at all.
please help me .

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G'Day

After successfully installing a Cannon ip 4200 and after a failed install of other programs I had to roll back the windows to the "last system settings that worked". When installing the new printer driver it comes up with numerous errors depending on which method I use to install the driver.

My Question:

Can anyone tell me how to get the printer driver into a fresh state so I can re-install it?

Thanks.

A:Printer driver issue - can not reinstall printer driver.

Uninstall the Printer driver in Add Remove Programs. Download Glary utilities and run the defaults. Then go to Start/Run and type CMD and hit enter. in the command prompt type chkdsk /f/r and hitr enter Then type Y and reboot your computer. The Check Disk utility starts at next boot up to correct any errors.

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I have a windows system that is using networked printers of various types and sometimes when the user goes to print, it will not work because the printer spooling service turns itself off. I need to know why this is happening and how to prevent this from happening. It doesnt seem to be a driver problem because they have been uninstalled and reinstalled in compatibility mode and didnt work. thank you for any help.

A:Printer service stops

What's the printer out of interest?
Does it happen with more than one printer?
Any errors in the Windows Event log (eventvwr)?

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This machine is used by several people, so I may not have good information as to what happened.

This is a 3 year old "e machine" running windows XP home edition. Was running OK, little slow but OK, the kids have a bad habit of downloading stuff

Yesterday went to print, the printer that had been installed was gone from the prnter page, simply gone, no icon, nothing, system says that a printer must be installed. This is an HP printer like about a 952 or so. I have disk.

Got the printer disk to do a reinstall, got a system message "can not instal printer, print spooler system not running"?

Does not the spooler service boot with the system?? How could it get turned off and more important how do I turn it back on
 

A:printer spooler service

Go to start/ run

Type in services.msc

the window that opens / scroll down to Print Spooler, restart it

Make sure it is set to Automatic.

If it is already started try turning it off and restarting

joan
 

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When trying to print then reinstall my printer I got the message "spool printer service not running."
 

A:Spool printer service

Start > Run type in services.msc, go to Print Spooler, double-click, set to automatic and start it.

If you have a Lexmark printer, you also have to set to automatic and start LexBcs Server service before starting Print Spooler.
 

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Hi,

I am a IT manager here, today my co-worker's computer got window error said "Spooler SubSystem App has encountered a problem ...".
so he cannot print,I keep trying to restart the Printer Spooler service, but keep getting stop, why? How can i fix it?

I worried that he got infected, since few days ago, my another co-worker also got the same printer spooler error, then after that, it has "search redirect and blocking malware removal software problem".
So I run malwrebytes, found some objects, and i removed them.
And I use tddskiller, cannot find anythng.
So far he didn't have "search redirect and blocking malware removal software problem", only the spooler printer issue, please tell me how i can fix it!

Tommy

A:Printer spooler service cannot run

I solved the problem, it seems like old drivers conflict. I follow the easy step in here (just simply remove all printer driver in control panel): http://www.members.shaw.ca/bsanders/CleanPrinterDrivers.htmI almost want to use the microsoft solution which will need some work on registry. But fortunately, it works by simply remove all printer driver. Tommy

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Hi, I don't want to bombard the forums with my issue but I am not sure if this problem is due to a user account issue or a printer issue.

I cannot add a printer and all my printers from Windows XP were wiped out. I use this machine for business and I did not want to do a file and settings transfer so I updated to Vista and then updated to Windows 7 from there.

I had a bunch of printers installed including a couple of wierd ones such as a FileCabinet Printer, Adobe Acrobat Writer, CutePDF writer, etc. I don't know if these strange printer drivers affected the upgrade but now I cannot add a printer. I tried services.msc and attempted to start the spooler service, it usually is already running and its on automatic. Its not that, its something deeper than that. I also right clicked the spooler service and made sure the check box was checked for allowing the user to interact with it.

I found a Microsoft post for XP: You cannot add a printer and you receive printer spooler error messages in Windows XP

Does anyone else have any issues with this> Please help!

A:Printer Spooler Service Not Running

  
Quote: Originally Posted by sdigital


Hi, I don't want to bombard the forums with my issue but I am not sure if this problem is due to a user account issue or a printer issue.

I cannot add a printer and all my printers from Windows XP were wiped out. I use this machine for business and I did not want to do a file and settings transfer so I updated to Vista and then updated to Windows 7 from there.

I had a bunch of printers installed including a couple of wierd ones such as a FileCabinet Printer, Adobe Acrobat Writer, CutePDF writer, etc. I don't know if these strange printer drivers affected the upgrade but now I cannot add a printer. I tried services.msc and attempted to start the spooler service, it usually is already running and its on automatic. Its not that, its something deeper than that. I also right clicked the spooler service and made sure the check box was checked for allowing the user to interact with it.

I found a Microsoft post for XP: You cannot add a printer and you receive printer spooler error messages in Windows XP

Does anyone else have any issues with this> Please help!


Im sorry, but your problem may be caused by the upgrade. Everyone here agrees, do a clean install. Your problem may very well be caused by the fact that you did not do a clean install. You have a computer that has all the problems of the old XP, and any corruption from Vista. I do not know for sure if the upgrade was the cause of your p... Read more

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When I have a Word document opened, I go to Print in the pull-down menu and get the usual banner...when I click on the Find Printer button, I get a pop-up message that says "The Directly Service us currently unavailable."

I uninstalled Adobe Acrobat 6.0 yesterday (because it wasn't working properly -- big mistake on my part beccause I don't have a disc...yeah, it was stupid), and I'm wondering if that have something to do with it.

Can anyone tell me how to fix the directly service problem?

Thanks for the help.
 

A:can't find Directory Service (for printer)

Beginning 4.28.07 I have the same problem. A little searching has led me to believe that my computer now is trying to be a server. Could it be related to several microsoft updates I have been loading manually little by little? My computer is an older AMD Athlon 2200. I am running a wireless router for my wife's laptop. I've tried all the fixes suggested by MS help/support (cables, port, etc.) but continue to get message that compt. can't communicate. Also my printer software says can't perform that function when printer is busy.

I hope someone here may have some advice for renhb and me. I'd like for my computer to not be a server...

Thanks,
siestakey
 

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I have tried all the fixes I can find, but when I try to restart I get error 2: can not find file specified
 

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My printer service spooler will not stay running. Everytime I start up my laptop, the spooler is not working and I have in to Services and restart printer spooler service (I have a canon mp780). Both the fax and printer are services are set to Automatic but I still have to restart the priinter spooler service. Once I re-start theit,it stay running until I power down and it all starts over again. Any suggestions as to how to keep it running?

A:Printer Service Spooler keeps shutting down

You should try updating your printer driver, as will running command prompt as admin, type:

Code:
sfc /scannow
~Lordbob

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Wassup fellow techheads? Recently my printer stopped working and when i try to configure it. *its says operation cannot be completed* so i deleted the printer .. reinstalled it and i'm still getting the same message.. so when i click on properties to see what else i can do, i get a message saying *Server Properties cannot be viewed. Printer Spooler Service is Not Running* Any suggestions?
 

A:*printer Spooler Service Not Running!*

Go to control panel>admin services>Services>find Print spooler and set to automatic
 

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Anyone know what this message means? For some reason, I have to to re-add my printer to my laptop with Windows XP. When I click on Control Panel and Add Printer, I get the message, Printer Spooler Service is Not Running.

Thanks for any help.

Chip

A:Printer Spooler Service is Not Running

Have you tried starting the service yet?

Go to your start menu > run > type services.msc

In the window that loads scroll down to the Print Spooler and if it is not started, right click it and start it.

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Anyone know what this message means? For some reason, I have to to re-add my printer to my laptop with Windows XP. When I click on Control Panel and Add Printer, I get the message, Printer Spooler Service is Not Running.

Thanks for any help.

Chip
 

A:Printer Spooler Service is Not Running

Go to Start > Run and type in services.msc

Find Print Spooler, double-click on it, set the Startup type to Automatic and start it up.

If you have a Lexmark printer do the same thing to LexBce Server service first and then start print spooler.
 

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Wassup fellow techheads? Recently my printer stopped working and when i try to configure it. *its says operation cannot be completed* so i deleted the printer .. reinstalled it and i'm still getting the same message.. so when i click on properties to see what else i can do, i get a message saying *Server Properties cannot be viewed. Printer Spooler Service is Not Running* Any suggestions?
 

A:*printer Spooler Service Not Running!*

Go to control panel>admin services>Services>find Print spooler and set to automatic
 

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I was fine one day and the next day I couldn't print.
Went to control panel and to administrative tools, then services.
the spooler failed to start, <Failed to Read Description. Error Code: 2 >
when I try to start it, it fails.
I went to microsoft and had a tech look at my computer. He said the exe for the spooler was corrupted by malware. Oh and for $80 he could fix it for me. So not happening.
But I still haven't fix the problem, don't know what to do.

Any help would be appreciated

A:printer spooler service won't start

You may be infected. I recommend you make a new thread in the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum following all instructions as posted in the Spyware 1st Steps both in my signature & get your computer disinfected. If your problem still persists, please post back. We'll be glad to help.

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I have recently got a new computer (Acer Aspire AX3810) and am trying to install my old printer to it, HP 5552 Deskjet.

It is connected directly through USB, so I thought it would simply be a plug in and go effort. But apparently not. After running the installation disk, it still wont find the printer.

Having looked about i figure it is becase my printer spooler service is not running, but when i try to run it i am given a message saying i am not authorised to start that service. But I have the administration account on my PC? How can I start this service if this is the problem?

I run Windows Vista home premium (SP1).

Thanks,

A:[SOLVED] Printer Spooler Service?

hello
I'm not sure where you are trying to start if from, but try right clicking it and "run as administrator"
one question...when you ran the install disc did you have the printer plugged into the pc? or did you wait for the program to ask you to plug it in? iv'e heard of this causing "bad installs"...good luck

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Hello.
I shared my printer on network and add it on other computer but when clients sending print, My printer can't working and I must stop and start printer service.
I used "SFC /scannow" and everything is OK.
How can I solve it?

Thank you.

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hello hello.

i have spent about two hours looking up ways to fix this problem i have with setting up a printer for my laptop. im using a dell latitude d820, running xp, and im trying to instal this canon pixma MP490.

ive used this thread from this same site to try and fix the problem:
http://forums.techguy.org/windows-xp/568893-solved-print-spooler-service-not.html

ive tried pretty much everything shown in that thread, and there has been no avail to a fix. i have tried to install the printers software it came with, yet that needs the printer spooler to work before even installing.

thanks for the help... for anyone who tries to help.
 

A:printer spooler service is not running

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Hi,

I hope ive posted in the right place.

A few days ago my printer stopped working with an error message about the printer spooler service. I uninstalled the drivers, but whenever I try to add the printer I get an error message saying the printer spooler service is not running.

Ive set the printer spooler service to run automatically through services.msc but this didnt work.

Ive also scanned for malware but havent found any problems.

Any help would be appreciated!

Thanks
Nick
 

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I tried to print a file several days ago on my HP OfficeJet K60 (connected to HP Pavillion running XP Home). The machines have worked well up 'til now. On Sunday, however, I went to print a pdf file and it wouldn't work. I opened the printer/faxes folder and found no printers listed. When I tried the "Add Printer" wizard, I got the following message: "Operation could not be completed. The print spooler service is not running." Tried this through other applications (as well as thru the "Start" button on the Task Bar) and got same result every time.

Thinking the printer driver corrupted, I visited the HP Printer driver website, downloaded & installed the current driver only find out the Print Spooler still wasn't running/available. I've also run comprehensive anti-virus scans (Norton 360) to no avail. Visited Microsoft KB w/o success (although I did up date to SP3 which caused some now-resolved connectivity issues).

I think I need to just replace/reinstall the file "spoolsv.exe", but haven't found a quick/dirty (but reliable) procedure to do so.

Any suggestions? Insights welcome. Thanks!

A:Printer Problems - Spooler Service Missing

I'd start over by totally uninstalling everything related to the printer. Then reinstall according to HP's directions

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First i am using xp, nobody can help me, i called the pritner manufactor, microsoft, and my computer manufactorer. for some reason the spooler service is not running. i try to start and says the depenecy services cannot be started, and i clicked on properties and these one are listed: LexBce server, and remote procedure call. the printer is all in one, and shows up on device manager, and lets me scan, i just cant print, i used to have a lexmark, and im wondering did uninstall correctly and if that s why its giving me problems...also on top of that when i click on start and try to go to help and support it tells me it cannot find the file, same thing when i click on run and type msconfig, cannot find that either. i did a system restore, and it did nothing, i p aid emachines 20 dollars for their "support" and they didnt help me.....i hope you guys can please help!!!
 

A:printer spooler service problems..just beginning

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Hi,

I have a USB Lexmark X73 Printer/Scanner/Copier. I use WinXP. It has been working just fine, but today when I tried to print something from Word, it said that there were no printers configured. Sure enough, every application just showed that there were no printers.

I am sure that the connection is fine, because when I connect and turn on the printer, the Lexmark tray icon changes, but I am not able to print nor edit printing properties.

Under Control Panel/Printers, there was nothing. Under the start menu Control Panel/Printers, there was only an Add Printer icon, but when I click on it, an error message pops up saying "Operation could not be completed."

I tried to reinstall the driver, but towards the end, a message pops up saying that the printer can not function with out the Spool service running, and that I need to start the Spool service. Checking the task manager, sure enough, there wasn't a Spool task. I tried to run spool.exe and winspool.exe, but nothing happened.

I looked at the Admin Tool "Event Viewer", and everytime I tried to do something with the printer, there are three errors. Starting in chronological order:

1)Timeout (30000 milliseconds) waiting for the LexBce Server service to connect.

2)The LexBce Server service failed to start due to the following error:
The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion.

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A:Printer Problems - Spool service not running

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Hi, I'm hoping someone can help me out here.

I have an XP Home box which prints exclusively to a network printer (Xerox). The port isn't an IP, but rather \\server\printer.

Here's the problem:
When I go to print anything (pdf, doc, notepad, etc), it takes a very long time for the printer properties dialog box to appear, and then the same amount of time to finally print. Note also that viewing the printer properties box directly takes the same amount of time (which is very slow -- a few minutes).

Now here's the catch: If I stop/start the printer spooler service, and then try print (or call up the properties dialog box), it is all back to normal -- opening and printing in a reasonable amount of time. HOWEVER, this only lasts a few minutes until it is back to being completely slow again.

The only resolution is to stop/start the print spooler service to get it working for a few minutes.

More info:
1. there are no other printers attached, but if I make the default printer the windows office document image writer, the properties box shows up immediately. Note however, I have LogMeIn, which has a printer driver, but killing the processes/services of logmein didn't help.

2. I've shutdown all unneeded programs and services (using process explorer) to rule out an interfering program or service --- still the same slow result.

Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks!!!

Bradly
 

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Recently went to my IBM Thinkpad 600X that's running Windows XP Home Edition to try to print something. When I went to use the laptop to print, I received an error dialog box that says:

Operation could not be completed. The print spooler service is not running.

Any thinking on what's going on here?
 

A:Solved: Printer Spooler Service Not Running

See if anything in this discussion of the issue helps:

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/568893-solved-print-spooler-service-not.html
 

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Hello all,

So I have a Epson Stylus Photo PX800FW printer at home.

It has thrown up the error message about the ink pads now need servicing.

Like most people online, this was a bit of a shock as I haven't had it that long and it would seem very expensive for the service repair.

So I have found software online that you can use to reset the counter telling the printer to stop working.

But my big problem is this, it won't work on my model of printer!! Has anyone seen or been able to run this software on this model before?

The software is the SSC Service Utility v4.30.

Whats really annoying, and will probably stop me buying Epson again, is that (ignoring the cost of ink and boy does it love to drink ink!!!) is that this is a multi-function printer and it won't let me use the scanner!! I use that more than printing.

Any help for the forum would be great!

Cheers,

FC
 

A:Solved: Epson Printer - Ink Pads need Service!!

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PLEASE PUT THIS BACK ON MY COMPUTER

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I have one computer with printer connected to it directly (Parallel). The printer is being shared to every computer in the domain.

Right after I installed Windows XP Service Pack 2 on the computer, where the printer is connected, I can no longer share the printer. I can see the computer on the domain but can no longer access it. I can no longer ping the computer as well.

I also have Symantec Client Firewall installed on the machine. I tried turning off both firewalls (XP SP2 and Symantec) and I still can't share the printer.

Any advise would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Windows XP service pack2 and printer sharing

What error message do u get when u try to access the computer.
Try and enable NetBios over tcp/Ip on this computer which has SP2.
 

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Hello sir ,I have submitted my printer atAforeserve.com LTdHp service centerBegum bridgeShop no 433-434 ground flore meerut 250001 phone number:01214009090Case number BJP3083Date :16 feb 2017Sir but they did not provide my printer back as said " your printer part is not okay" sir please do something otherwise your brand value may down..Please let me know what can I do.. thanksKamal919634380388

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I installed the Service Pack 1 for my Vista lap top now my Hp printer will not print. I've gone to Hp and updated all drivers, that didnt work. I've uninstalled the printer and re-installed (twice), that didnt work. On my Pc which also has Vista, I didnt install the service pack 1 and there are no problems printing.

Does anyone know how to remedy this issue?????

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Hey guys, at 1st i thought I had a solution with

HTML:
http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/568893-solved-print-spooler-service-not.html
but my problem persists. I was about to print pictures using Windows Picture And Fax viewer when the power cord got unplugged. I rebooted and now i can't see my printer in Printers and Faxes! I can't add a printer because it keeps saying "Operation could not be completed. The print spooler is not running." I tried everything to get the spooler to run but it always stops when I try to uninstall/install/or add a printer. I'm thinking it could be spoolsv.exe is corrupted? Anyone have a copy? Many thanks
 

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Hello friends,

I have a problem with windows 7 and my multi-machine Kyocera FS1118-MFP.
While my machine is in standby mode (low power), every about 5 minutes, something turns on my machine.
I did a test and I disable all services from the OS. My machine didn't turned on again. Of course, I could not stay with all services off, so I brought my computer to the previous stage with services on.
Can anybody tell me, which windows service activates my printer/scanner machine every 5 minutes?
Exept that it's not good for energy save, it also be very noisy to hear again and again this sound of activation.
With my best regards,
Stavros

A:Which windows service activates my printer/scanner machine?

Hello spalat and welcome to Seven Forums. My usual disclaimer: I'm not an expert at anything.

I think either Printer Control Service or Print Spooler Service is what you're looking for. (Group Edit may only show one of them.) I'd try changing the setting from automatic to manual. Let us know if it works.

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thanks for your guide

how can I create a task to 'open a printer, print the test page at that specific printer and then shut down the printer' ?

I want to do this, so that the printer will be maintained and not break due to inactivity

thanks!

A:Create task to open printer, print test page, and shutdown printer?

Not understanding this part of your question ........ "not break due to inactivity"

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Hi,

My computer is working fine - but I recently purchased a new Samsung ML2570 laser printer that just died when the starter cartridge ran out of toner (or actually when the printer counter hit its predetermined set no. - probably 1000). At least I think that's what happened. The starter cartridges come without fuses. Replacement cartridges or toner refill kits come with fuses that are supposed to reset the counters, so when I refilled the starter cartridge and inserted the fuse that came with the kit, the printer still didn't work. I tried again with two more fuses, with no luck. I don't have a printer jam and all the doors are well-latched before I turn it on. Does anyone have any idea what I should do next to get my printer working again? My email is [email protected]

Regards, and thanks for any help,

Marie
 

A:New Samsung Laser Printer Starter Cartridge Won't Reset Printer When Toner Refilled

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My Mom has an HP laptop. She recently purchased a new HP printer and I have been trying for the last 4 days to get it to install/connect. I've been in touch with HP but the links they provide aren't resolving the issues.

First, using the CD that came with the printer: hangs up at around 85-90%. It doesn't not show up as installed. I copied the CD to the desktop, modified Setup.exe in CFFExplorer and Run as Administrator and it appears to completely install; however, when I go to Device Manager, it says no driver is found. I sometimes have the option to update and sometimes that seems to work but I can't access it through Add a Printer (which has the green bar run across the top, then pulsate and freeze).

Trying to install using the driver I download from HP results in no installing screen appearing but it does hang up in the background and the only way to stop it is to Restart. The same thing happens if I try to use HPs Wizard.

I've installed several HP printers through the years and not had this much trouble. That doesn't even include the dozens of times I've had to reinstall my own HP printer because of its contrariness!

Additionally, attempts to uninstall the old printer results in it hanging up/freezing soon in to the process, whether I try to uninstall from the Start menu, file or Uninstall program. I'm not even being able to get the Windows Updates to install - that process also just hangs up/freezes. FYI - I've not checked her machine in a while so there are ma... Read more

A:Unable to install printer drivers, uninstall old printer, update Windo

Hi columbia93, welcome to 7F!

Printers are touchy animals, when installing any printer you have to follow the install procedures exactly as described by the manufacturer.

This may be the root cause:





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FYI - I've not checked her machine in a while


Not that you haven't been able to check it, but there may be an accumulation of problems on your Mom's machine that also are stopping the update process.

I am trying to find one of 7F's tutorials on improving performance of a computer, but it boils down to cleaning out all detritus that a machine can accumulate of a period of time.
I did find this but there is another one: Hard Disk Space - Free Up and Recover The first three options would help

Run Antimalware/virus scans, run a Check Disk then a sfc /scannow then try to uninstall that old printer driver, and if that works shut down the machine, and try to install the printer without the HP disk, when it looks, but asks if you have the disk say no and allow the OS to install what it has.
It is my understanding that HP Printer drivers already come with Windows 7.

But do the cleanup first and see if that helps.

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1. I set up Vista Business on a freshly-formatted hard drive. I then joined my computer to a Windows Server 2003 (SP1) domain and gave my domain user account administrative privileges. 2. I then installed Office 2007 Enterprise Edition and transferred my files and settings from my old WinXPSP2 hard drive to the Vista system using the transfer wizard from the Vista DVD. 3. I then used the add printer wizard in Vista to install network printers all of which worked fine when I printed test pages. The domain installed XP drivers for the printers.4. I then took my system home, resumed from hibernation, and used the add printer wizard to install a Canon ip 5200R inkjet printer using Vista's in-box printer driver and create a standard TCP-IP port for the printer. (The printer has a static IP address on my home non-domain network). When the icon for the local Canon printer appeared in the printers window, the icons for all the network printers disappeared.5. When I returned to the office, I found that I was unable to use the add-printer wizard to add the network printers back to my system. The add printer wizard sees the network printers, but when I select a network printer I receive an error message with connect to printer at the top and the message "Windows cannot connect to the printer. Make sure that you have typed the name correctly, and that the printer is connected to the network."Can somebody help me troubleshoot this?

A:Windows cannot connect to the printer. Make sure that you have typed the name correctly, and that the printer is connected to...

I have a network with a PC (XP) with two local printers that I could print to from my Vista Business laptop either wirelessly or on the wire. 
 
I too experienced this problem after installing SP1 (which was a nightmare unto itself) on the laptop. 
This "fix" worked for me. 

Go into Control Panel
Underneath the Hardware and Sound category, click on Printer
Click on Add a printer from the top menu
Click on Add a Local Printer
Choose Create a New Port with type of port remaining Local Port, then click Next
In the Port Name box type the path to the printer you wish to connect to and Click OkEx. \\mycomputer\myprinterIf the computer you wish to connect to is named Bob and the printer is called HP then the path would be \\Bob\HP
In the Install Printer Driver
screen, select your printer from the list or choose Have Disk and find the location of the printer drivers on the computer then click Next and then click Finish.
You should now see the printer installed in the Printers window.
Right-click on the printer and click Properties
On the General tab, click Print Test Page to test the printer.
You should now (hopefully) be able to printer from Windows Vista to this networked printer without any problems.

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<g class="gr_ gr_55 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_run_anim Grammar multiReplace" data-gr-id="55" id="55">Problem</g> started a couple of weeks ago when I noticed that I could not print PDF files. I almost exclusively use
Google Chrome browser. When I would try to print a PDF file it would go to "Save" instead of "Print." Now I can not print anything. Not even a Word document. I think the printer spooler has gone AWOL on the computer.
I tried a fix that was listed in the Windows Vista forum that involved copying a bunch of code to Notebook, saving that on the Desktop as "spooler.reg" , then double clicking on this file & letting it do its thing...to no avail. Went to the
HP website & downloaded their support assist program to see if I could download the driver again, but it did nothing.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Canon do not support their BJ30 printer on a Windows 7 64 bit OS, and do not supply drivers. Does anyone know how I can use this printer on this OS, by perhaps using similar drivers etc? Thanks.
 

A:Printer Driver needed for Canon BJ30 printer on a Windows 7 64bit OS

on another forum, someone has managed to use the BJC-85 printer drivers to work with windows 7 - doesn't
say if 32 or 64bit windows 7 though

also have read here
http://forums.techguy.org/windows-7/990380-windows-7-64-bit-bj.html
 

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I have trouble installing a HP Color LaserJet 8550N printer (has JetDirect Printer Server 600N with IP address of 192.168.68.4) to my XPpro PC.
I was stuck when Add Printer Wizard ask me to “specific a Printer”. I selected “Browse for a printer” and came up with nothing (no printer). I tried selecting “Connect to this printer” but I do not know what name to type in (Example is \\server\\printer). I tried selecting “Connect to a printer on the Internet or on a home or office network” but I do not what URL to type in (Example is http://server/printer/myprinter/printer). Therefore, I cancelled the installation.
I had then installed its Printer Utility. The utility is capable of finding the printer and showing me it’s Properties. However, I still ended up with no printer listed to use in Printers and Faxes.
So, XPpro is a step backward in this case.
I could install this printer with printer server on W98/ME because their Add Printer Wizards allow me to use either the IP address or the hardware address to locate the printer server.
I hope I have described my problem well. Please help!

Randy
 

A:Can not install a HP LJ C8550N printer (with Printer Server card) to Windows XPpro

Double post.
Sorry Randy, its against the rules of the forum to double post the same problem in different forums. It makes resolution and follow ups too hard for many......
 

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I have trouble installing a HP Color LaserJet 8550N printer (has JetDirect Printer Server 600N with IP address of 192.168.68.4) to my XPpro PC.
I was stuck when Add Printer Wizard ask me to “specific a Printer”. I selected “Browse for a printer” and came up with nothing (no printer). I tried selecting “Connect to this printer” but I do not know what name to type in (Example is \\server\\printer). I tried selecting “Connect to a printer on the Internet or on a home or office network” but I do not what URL to type in (Example is http://server/printer/myprinter/printer). Therefore, I cancelled the installation.
I had then installed its Printer Utility. The utility is capable of finding the printer and showing me it’s Properties. However, I still ended up with no printer listed to use in Printers and Faxes.
So, XPpro is a step backward in this case.
I could install this printer with printer server on W98/ME because their Add Printer Wizards allow me to use either the IP address or the hardware address to locate the printer server.
I hope I have described my problem well. Please help!

Randy
 

A:Can not install a HP LJ C8550N printer (with Printer Server card) to Windows XPpro

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I just downloaded and installed Windows Virtual PC XP Mode to be able to run old software (Micrografx Designer) that worked on 32-bit XP.

The installation went fine, also installing Designer in the virtual machine. However, the printer is not found.


When restarting XP with the printer attached to a different port it was still not found. 
What to do?
Thank you.
(It's a standalone PC, the printer does not connect via network)


"Hard work pays off in the future, laziness pays off now".

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